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Whirlpool Gold® 30 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Tap Touch Controls


It doesn't get any bigger than this! Get ready to pack in the meats, cheeses and party trays with the industry's largest capacity refrigerator in its class with the largest capacity freezer. With 30 cu. ft. of space and the most usable shelf space available, you'll be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store. This model's space-saving In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system also creates 20% more usable freezer space, while its Measured Fill feature also offers hands-free access to water and remembers your preset amount to repeat as needed to prevent overflow and spills. Among freestanding side-by-side refrigerators. Based on singleshelf area among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators. Compared to 26 cu. ft. Whirlpool® models with a conventional ice maker. Compared to the average freezer capacity of the largest freestanding side-by-side competitive models using the AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) measurement.

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Use & Care Guide

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Energy Guide

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Dimension Guide

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8003RP
This kit includes everything you need for easy installation. It fits most refrigerators and provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Packaging includes a 15 ft. Copper Water Supply Line, 1 Saddle Valve and Coupling Union, and Teflon® Tape
MSRP: $25.99
Part # 8212547RP
Refrigerator Water Supply Kit includes everything needed for easy installation and fits most refrigerators. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit contains one 5' PEX tubing and fittings.
MSRP: $7.49
Part # W10311524
The air filter lets air actively pass through the filter, helping neutralize odor and bacteria. It reduces odors 15 times better than baking soda. Replace filter ever 6 months.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # W10295370A
This Premium Push Button Refrigerator Water Filter is used in side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the interior. It is smaller and has a translucent cartridge. This NSF® Certified filter reduces cysts, asbestos, chlorine taste and odor, particulates (class I), and lead. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users' water. Replace every 6 months ensures clean, safe drinking water. Replaces FILTER1, FILTER 1, W10291030, W10295370.
MSRP: $49.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # 2179404KRA
This item serves as a convenient space for a two-liter bottle, a carton of eggs, or a bottle of wine for chilling. Rack fits refrigerators with adjustable, rear-mounted shelves by hanging from the shelf above. It is an excellent accessory for utilizing otherwise unused space in your refrigerator.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # W10393081A
Whirlpool Breathe Handle kit for refrigerator - Contains 2 stainless steel handles
MSRP: $79.99
Part # W10355016
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # 31462A
Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish keeps stainless steel surfaces shining like new. Its powerful, no-shake formula works great on all appliances by removing food spills, grime, and stains. Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish also works on grills and sinks.
MSRP: $6.99

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Top Features

Industry's Largest Capacity Freezer Ever

It doesn't get bigger than this! Get ready to pack in all your frozen favorites with the industry's largest freezer ever. With 20% more freezer capacity, this model is pushing the boundaries of freezer storage. Among freestanding refrigerators. Compared to the average freezer capacity of the largest freestanding side-by-side competitive models using the Association of Home Appliances Manufacturer (AHAM) measurement (average = 10.16 cu. ft.)

Temperature Management Enabled by 6th Sense™ Technology

Built-in sensors automatically adjust cooling to return existing food to the desired temperature in half the time. When selected, the Fast Cool feature immediately drops the refrigerator and freezer temperatures to accommodate new food additions. It runs for 24 hours unless deactivated by another selection.

MicroEtch™ Spill Control Shelves

Fill her up! Pack 12 additional soda cans per shelf with this model's industry-exclusive MicroEtch™ spill control shelves. They not only give you 25% more shelf space, they also prevent leaks. With the most usable shelf space and enough strength to hold over 75 lbs, your refrigerator will be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store. Compared to Whirlpool® side-by-side models without MicroEtch™ shelves. Based on single shelf area among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

Additional Features

Measured Fill

Measured Fill allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water in ounces, cups or liters. Plus, the dispenser does all the work for you, filling the container and automatically shutting off when complete.

In-Door-Ice® Plus Ice Dispensing System

Get the most out of your freezer with the In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system. It creates 30% more usable space in the freezer1 and the bin tilts out or can be removed with one hand and placed on the counter to make filling glasses, pitchers and coolers easy.

Industry's Largest Crisper

The industry's largest crisper fits 85 medium size apples inside its extra-deep design and offers multiple levels of humidity control to help preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables, so you'll have plenty on hand for your next apple pie. Among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

More Gallon Door Storage

Stock up on milk with these models' gallon door bins! They feature up to five gallon door bins that each fit two 1 gallon jugs. With the most gallon door storage available, you can fill your refrigerator with up to 10 gallon jugs in the doors alone. Among leading brand side by-side refrigerators.

#1 Rated Brand for Side-by-Side Refrigerators

Buy from the best. Whirlpool brand is the #1 rated brand for side-by-side refrigerators. Based on rating of Whirlpool Gold® model GS5VHAXW by a leading consumer magazine.

Multipoint Ramp-Up White LED Lights

Illuminating from all angles, this model's white LED lights surround your food with light to reduce shadows. They also cast a more natural light on food and don't reflect the unnatural blue hues found in other lighting systems. Select models even feature an LED light in the crisper, for a better view of fresh produce.

FreshFlow™ Air Filter

Leave air freshness to your refrigerator. This model's FreshFlow™ air filter is 15 times more effective than baking soda at reducing common food odors by actively circulating air through our carbon based filter. Replace the filter every 6 months for optimal performance.

Tap Touch Controls

A sleek, high-tech interface gives your refrigerator a premium appearance and allows you to interact directly with your refrigerator and navigate through its features.


This model's dispenser pads illuminate when the dispenser light option is turned on, thanks to this model's night-light.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators exceed federal minimum standards to conserve natural resources and help save money on utility bills. These eco-friendly appliances are better for the environment and your wallet.

PUR® Water Filtration System

Kick the bottled water habit with the PUR® water filtration system. You'll help protect the environment by preventing the disposal of up to 3,000 plastic bottles a year and save over $600 for yourself.

Wide Open Doors

Doors open wider than ever before, giving you better access to all the items in your refrigerator.

Dispenser Control Lock

Keep your refrigerator's ice and water where you need it with this model's dispenser control lock. It prevents your refrigerator from dispensing ice or water accidentally.

Dual Pad Ice and Water Dispenser

The industry's tallest dispenser features two pads, one for water and one for ice, on the outside of the refrigerator to make filling large pitchers with chilled, filtered water or ice easy for the entire family. Select models also feature pad lighting that illuminates when in use. Among leading brand side-by-side refrigerators.

Hidden Hinges

Adaptive Defrost

This model's Adaptive Defrost saves 6% more energy by monitoring when the compressor is running and defrosting only when necessary, resulting in improved food preservation and energy savings. As compared to previous Whirlpool® side-by-side models without Adaptive Defrost; based on 24-hour interval with refrigerator doors left unopened.

Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money

This ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator is as efficient as you, with smart features designed to preserve food using less energy and save you money.

Maximum Possible Space for Frozen Food

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Type
Total Capacity Cu. Ft.
29.7 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity Cu. Ft.
17.47 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity Cu. Ft.
12.23 Cu. Ft.
Energy Star® Qualified


35 7/16
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
33 1/2
Width of Cabinet Only
35 7/16
Width with Doors Closed
35 3/4
Refrigerator Capacity
29.70 Cu. Ft.
69 1/4
35 7/16
Cutout Depth
29 13/16
Cutout Height
69 5/16
Cutout Width
36 1/16
Height To Top Of Cabinet
68 5/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
50 7/8
Depth Excluding Doors
29 3/8

Refrigerator Features

Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width
Conventional Shelves
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Non Climate-Control Drawers
1 Full-Width
Door Bins
1 Dairy, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width

Freezer Features

Number of Freezer Shelves
Interior Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width Glass, 3 Adjustable Full-Width Glass
Lower Freezer Drawer
Upper Freezer Drawer
Slide-Out Freezer Basket
Door Bins
3 Fixed Full-Width

Filtration and Dispensing

Filtered Water
Measured Fill


Door Style

Product Dimensions

  • 35 7/16
  • 69 1/4
  • 35 7/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Whirlpool Gold® 30 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Tap Touch Controls is rated 4.1235 out of 5 by 81.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It could be great if ice maker works I went to the store ready to get a Samsung but when I saw this one I love it but in less than a month start beeping, the doors were close but it did not detected and was beeping every minute, they came to check order parts fix that and then no water, the host got frozen, the repair guy came again and have to order a new door, they change it but in a few days after that stop making ice, they came back 3 more times....nothing to do everything happen in about 4 months since we got this refrigerator, that's really bad because it is really nice, great desing, super great capacity and save energy. I went back to the store and get the Samsung.
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding refriderator I'm glad I bought this refrigerator. It has more space than I initially thought I would need, but it very well organized which makes it much easier to find everything. Also, on the few occasions when an unusually bulky item needs stored it is not such a hassle rearranging a lot of stuff to create the space. The storage drawer for meats is handy, as is the ice bin on the freezer door. The water dispenser filter is very easy to access unlike on my former fridge. It took under five minutes to figure out the electronic controls menu. Whirlpool has such a good reputation among people I know who sell or service appliances that I expect to enjoy many years of reliable use.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Refrigerator I have ever owned! We have had it for nearly 2 years now. I was concerned that a side-by-side wouldn't be big enough when we have dinner parties, but it was our only option for dispensing water and ice in the door. This model has a cold storage side wide enough for a frozen pizza easily to lay flat, and the cool storage side has never disappointed me when I make dishes in advance and have to store them in the fridge before a party. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it's SLOW delivery of water and ice PLUS the fact that as soon as someone opens the fridge door, the water/ice stop dispensing. It's an annoyance for sure, but otherwise LOVE this appliance!
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has modern features I was skeptical to purchase another side-by-side, but this model is much improved. So much MORE freezer room, l like the drawers and still have lots of room for large items like frozen turkeys and slabs of ribs. The ice maker keeps up with demand. The auto-set features of water dispenser is really nice too. I also REALLY like the LED lighting in both the fridge and freeze, much brighter and easier to see things that get pushed to the back. Easy cleaning inside and out. Took a little while to initially read the manual but once you enter the settings to meet your needs it's really steady. I recommend this product. It is just as noisy as the old one I hear it running at night
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Not only does this refrigerator look great, but the room and the design are super! We owned a Samsung for about 3 months and turned it in because of problems and space, though it was supposed to be the same cubic foot. I am so happy with my new Whirlpool that it isn't funny! What a wonderful Christmas gift for me AND for the family!!!
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Refridgerator We bought this online without seeing one in person. It looks very nice and has a great amount of room for everything- we can definitely tell the difference between this and our 26 cu ft fridge. Temperatures seem to be accurate and everything works as it should. I like that the ice and water dispensers are separate. Also, magnets stick to this stainless steel. The ice maker is extremely loud and frequently makes noise. I would have also liked a few more "bells and whistles" ie- place for sodas, eggs, etc, but as far as a basic side-by-side fridge, this one works well. Great value for the money we paid.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Fridge has abundant useable and accessible space. Love its features.I absolutely highly recommend this particular unit. We are really happy with our purchase of this fridge. We both love all the features and most happy with the space and the access to items inside. Nice to look at. Quiet running. If I could add/change anything, I prefer the "krinkled finish" all around sides and front (doesn't show prints or dents as bad), and I would prefer at least one shelf with a roll handle to move the shelf up & down as needed with one hand without having to take the shelf & items out to allow room for taller(or smaller) items. Overall, I'm happy we shopped around looking for all the features we like and bought this unit.
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I L-O-V-E this fridge!!! I love cooking and being in my kitchen. However, I have one very bad habit. I leave all doors (cabinets and fridge) open while cooking. If I have not made use of any other feature, the "open door" alarm has definitely been used, pretty much on a daily basis. I love the auto fill feature as well.Every morning I drink a large 30oz cup of water. I have it set to the amount I need. All I have to do is tap dispense and I can walk away to gather my vitamins while the cup fills. I do not have children yet, but I like the touch screen locking feature. The gallon sized door shelves are very convenient for storing large containers in the door as well as the shelves. I only wish the water filter needed to be replaced every year instead of every 6 months.
Date published: 2012-09-29
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